Contract preparation

Who owns the rights to a light elf drawn by the 2d designer? May the developer add some code of your game to his or her portfolio? And what should you do if your publisher does not pay? Oops. Moreover, game development can be ordered as based on the outsourcing. Thus, you might consider contractual relations both within the team and with outside stakeholders, and we can help you with the respective documents.

Game protection (and legal tower defence)

Your game can be protected with:

  • proper, correct and competent agreements with programmers, designers and audio engineers
  • registration of trademarks comprising your game’s name in different countries (Ukraine, the USA and EU)
  • application for copyrights and patents (optional)
  •  preparation and examination of your contracts with the publisher and counterparties
  • strong Terms of Use help you regulate relationships with millions of users properly
  • GDPR compliance: a toolkit for the reliable protection of personal data

Monetization and distribution of profits

So how can IT lawyers assist gamedev companies with monetization?

  • assistance with the registration in Steam, Oculus Rift, Google Play, and respective relationship governance
  • filling-out W-8BEN tax declaration form and others;
  • preparation of contracts between cofounders of a game studio;
  • preparation of contracts with investors in gamedev projects

Expanding into new markets

New markets – new rules? We can assist you with:

  • choice of jurisdiction, company incorporation and opening a bank account
  • preparation of partnership agreements;
  • compliance with specific provisions of relevant legislation

Have more questions? Get in touch with us